Unirac and Affordable Solar Partner with Habitat for Humanity to Energize the ReStore with Expanded Solar Power System

Albuquerque, NM, February 15, 2024- Unirac, a leading provider of solar racking solutions, is excited to announce its partnership with Affordable Solar to bring solar energy to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Albuquerque, NM. This collaboration showcases the two companies’ 25+ years of commitment to the community and their dedication to supporting the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

The installation of a $150,000, 43kW solar panel system on the ReStore Building is scheduled to begin Monday February 12th. This state-of-the-art system is estimated to save Habitat for Humanity approximately $11,000 per year.

“We are grateful to partner with Unirac and Affordable Solar on this solar initiative,” says Doug Champlin, Executive Director at the Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity. ” The installation of a state-of-the-art solar panel system at the ReStore marks a step towards reducing our carbon footprint and redirecting savings back into our core mission of building affordable housing and supporting our local community. Our heartfelt thanks go to Unirac and Affordable Solar for their dedication and generosity in making this project a reality.”

At Unirac, we believe in the power of solar energy to transform communities, and this project aligns perfectly with our commitment to help create a sustainable future for all.” said Sean Linn, COO at Unirac. By providing our innovative racking and mounting solutions, we aim to make solar a reality for Habitat for Humanity, allowing them to save money on energy costs and further amplify their impact in the community.

Projects like this are at the core of both Unirac and Affordable Solar’s community engagement. Affordable Solar previously donated a solar + storage system at cost to Road Runner Food Bank that allows them to serve an extra 160,000 meals a year with the electric bill savings they capture. In 2020 Unirac lead the effort on a donated solar system for Joy Junction that provides an estimated savings of $4,000 per year giving Joy Junction the ability to redirect the funds back to their important work in our community.

“At Affordable Solar, our commitment to the community is not just a mission; it’s in our DNA. We have proudly served New Mexico for over 25 years, and this partnership with Unirac and Habitat for Humanity is a testament to our unwavering dedication to making a positive impact on our local community.” said Wayne Stansfield, General Manager at Affordable Solar. This solar project with Habitat for Humanity reflects our values and showcases how we strive to reduce carbon footprints while simultaneously reducing energy expenses for organizations that do such essential work in our community.

The collaboration between Unirac, Affordable Solar, and Habitat for Humanity reflects the shared values of all three organizations, as they come together to make a positive impact on the environment and the local community.

To support the Habitat for Humanity, ReStore solar project visit https://habitatabq.org/donate-to-restore-goes-solar

About Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1987, Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity works with local business partners and volunteers to provide quality, affordable homeownership opportunities for low-income families in greater Albuquerque. In 2022, Habitat expanded its affiliate coverage area to include southern Sandoval County.

Habitat homeowners invest 350 sweat-equity hours helping to build their own home alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage with a zero percent interest rate. To learn more, go to www.habitatabq.org.

About Unirac

A pioneer in solar racking, Unirac has been North America’s leading manufacturer of solar PV mounting systems for over 25 years. The premier U.S. solar racking manufacturer with products that outlive their warranties, Unirac has more than 25 GW of experience and over 2.5 million installations that back up their engineering service and supply-chain excellence. Unirac is committed to being a partner throughout the full project lifecycle. At Unirac, Better Solar Starts Here. Learn more at www.unirac.com.

About Affordable Solar

Affordable Solar has been New Mexico’s most trusted residential & commercial solar installer since 1998. Our mission is to build trust in the renewable energy transition by delivering the best possible customer experience to our community members. We take pride in being dedicated to the New Mexico community and have been an industry leader in community service throughout the years. www.thinkaffordablesolar.com

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